SpeedRunner

Genre: Platformer
# of Players: 1 – 4 (local)
Price: 240
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Game Description:
Use your grappling hook, walljumping, doublejumping and other special abilities to speedrun as quickly as possible across action-packed platforming levels, in order to dismantle the bomb in time! Re-play levels with newly unlocked gadgets to find the best routes and get the highest scores. The singleplayer story lets you play through awesome hand-crafted levels, in which you have to run, jump and swing to avoid spikes and obstacles, while battling against the mad bomber and his diabolical machine.

While the singleplayer story offers enough exploration and challenges to keep you busy for a while, the multiplayer is where this game really shines. So gather (up to) 3 of your friends and compete in a 4-player speedrunning spectacle! With all the players on the same screen, your goal is to out-run your friends so they fall off the screen. Do so by finding the best and quickest routes and by cleverly using weapons such as your grappling hook, homing missiles and remotely detonatable bombs. With gameplay reminiscent of Mario Kart and Micro Machines, you’re guaranteed to have a good time!

The original browser game was developed in Flash, and released -to much sucess- on the Web in June 2011, while this HD version was built from scratch using XNA Game Studio 4.0 and DoubleDutch’s own Chameleon engine. It features more levels, hi-def graphics and an awesome multiplayer mode.

Studio Description:
DoubleDutch Games is an up-and-coming game development team based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. For the development of SpeedRunner HD, we gathered a Dutch all-star team of game developers, including Gerrit Willemse (Fairytale Fights, Xbox360/PS3 and EyePet, PS3), Frank Post of ex-Guerilla (Killzone, PS3) fame, and award-winning composer Jonathan vd Wijngaarden (Fairytale Fights, Xbox360/PS3, Adam’s Venture 1 & 2, PC). 

Twitter: dd_games

Website: http://www.doubledutchgames.com
Contact email: casper@doubledutchgames.com